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Numerica PAC 2019-2020 Season

July 26, 2019 – Wenatchee, WA: The Numerica Performing Arts Center announces the 2019-2020 SEASON lineup:

  • September 18, 2019 at 7:30pm: THE WORLD FAMOUS GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA sponsored by Ford & Marlys Barrett; Wild Birds Unlimited of Wenatchee; Mike & Sheila Salmon; Dave & Sandy Gellatly
  • October 11, 2019 at 7:30pm: AN EVENING WITH JAKE SHIMABUKURO sponsored by Beckstead Electric, Inc.; Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn & Aylward, P.S.; Avalon Music; Davis Furniture; Mike & Sheila Salmon; Karen & Mike Wade Family; Chelan Douglas County Retired School Employees Association; Dave & Sandy Gellatly; The James Pauly Family; Warm Springs Inn & Winery
  • October 25, 2019 at 6:30pm: ERTH’S PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM ADVENTURE sponsored by Van Doren Sales; Numerica Credit Union; Davis Furniture; Mark & Kelly Wavra
  • December 6, 2018 at 7:00pm & December 7, 2019 at 1:00pm: HOLIDAY SPICE sponsored by Dave & Sandy Gellatly; Richard & Connie Hoffmann; Gil & Kay Sparks
  • December 17, 2019 at 7:30pm: OLD TIME RADIO SHOW: MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET sponsored by Anytime Fitness Quincy; Cashmere Valley Bank; Karen & Mike Wade Family
  • January 17, 2020 at 7:30pm: DANCING WITH THE WENATCHEE STARS sponsored by CliftonLarsonAllen; North Cascades Bank; Julie Davis
  • February 22, 2020 at 7:30pm: BEATLES VS STONES: A MUSICAL SHOWDOWN sponsored by Avalon Music; Denise & Gregor Books; Gil & Kay Sparks; Sunny FM; Washington Trust Bank
  • March 12, 2020 at 7:30pm: DISENCHANTED! sponsored by Colleen Frei & Arius Elvikis; Mike & Sheila Salmon; Warm Springs Inn & Winery
  • April 9, 2020 at 7:30pm: MIKE SUPER: MAGIC & ILLUSION sponsored by Karen & Mike Wade Family
  • June 1, 2020 at 7:30pm: ONE NIGHT IN MEMPHIS: #1 TRIBUTE TO PRESLEY, PERKINS, LEWIS & CASH sponsored by Dave & Sandy Gellatly; James & Barbara Brink; Mike & Sheila Salmon; Gil & Kay Sparks; Avenue Car Wash – David Noyd & Natalie Hoback-Noyd

 

Tickets for the 2019-2020 Numerica PAC Season are on sale to members now. Memberships start at $75 and information can be found at the Numerica PAC Box Office or online at www.numericapac.org/support/membership/. The public can begin purchasing tickets for the 2019-2020 Season starting August 14.

For tickets and show information, call 509-663-ARTS, go to www.numericapac.org, or visit the Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center, 123 N Wenatchee Avenue.

The Numerica Performing Arts Center at the Stanley Civic Center is a non-profit organization and naming partner with the Numerica Credit Union.

NUMERICA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

June 14, 2019 – Wenatchee, WA: The Numerica Performing Arts Center has hired ROBERT COX, a Senior Operational Manager with a background in Arts Administration and Theatre Education, to lead the Numerica PAC as the new Executive Director. Cox will begin his new role starting July 1, 2019.

Robert has been a resident of Wenatchee since 2017, when he arrived to manage the operations of the critical environment teams at Microsoft’s Data Centers in Quincy. Prior to that, he was Regional Manager for CBRE at Amazon’s fulfillment centers in the northeast region.  In New York City, he applied his operations expertise at the headquarters of Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Smith Barney, and Merrill Lynch.

Cox also has a strong background in performing arts, with an MFA in Directing from the Mason Gross School of the Arts Conservatory program at Rutgers University. For the last decade, Robert has served as Artistic Director for 12 Miles West Theatre Company, an award-winning, professional equity theatre in the NYC Metropolitan area. He has also taught theatre arts at a number of colleges and universities and, as Company Manager, was instrumental in building a regional theatre at Brandeis University, outside Boston.

“As a resident of Wenatchee, I have enjoyed several productions at the Numerica PAC and have a strong understanding of the importance of this organization within the community and of its place in the economic health of the downtown area,” says Robert. “I am excited to partner with the board of directors as we seek to make the Numerica Performing Arts Center a vibrant, transformative theater where all our communities feel welcomed, engaged, entertained, and inspired.”

Robert will be filling the position after former Executive Director Matt Cadman announced his retirement, effective March 15, 2019. The Numerica PAC board underwent a thorough public search to fill the position.

Incoming Board President, Denise Books, says “We were fortunate to receive applications from an incredibly strong applicant pool, from all over the country. Then we received Robert’s application and his address said Wenatchee! Someone in our own community with all of the exact experience and skills we were looking for. Robert brings a unique blend of both business and theater experience. His enthusiasm for and experience in the arts, combined with the business acumen to efficiently manage operations will take our organization to the next level. The board and staff look forward to working together with Robert to achieve even greater success. The future of the Numerica Performing Arts Center is bright!”

The Numerica Performing Arts Center at the Stanley Civic Center is a non-profit organization and naming partner with Numerica Credit Union.

2019 Apple Award Winners

June 6, 2019 – Wenatchee, WA: On June 5 at 7:00pm, the Numerica Performing Arts Center announced the winners of the first annual APPLE AWARDS, a ceremony to honor the achievements of local, participating high school students and programs that have demonstrated excellence or innovation in theatre, sponsored by Davis Arneil Law Firm.

 

OUTSTANDING LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL

  • Mason Atwood – How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Wenatchee High School

OUTSTANDING LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY

  • Nathan Hagan – Dystopia! 3 Comedic One-Acts, Cascade High School

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL

  • Aracely Renteria – Les Misérables School Edition, Eastmont High School

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY

  • Emma Skylstad – Dystopia! 3 Comedic One-Acts, Cascade High School

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE CAST

  • Legally Blonde The Musical, Cashmere High School

OUTSTANDING OVERALL PLAY

  • Play On, Cashmere High School

OUTSTANDING OVERALL MUSICAL

  • How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Wenatchee High School

 

Each participant was assessed by a group of volunteer evaluators known as “The Apple Academy,” who have been selected to participate based on their experience and understanding of the performing arts. The evaluation criteria places value on creativity and achievement, taking into account unique resources and production challenges. The nominees and award recipients were not determined by any members of the Numerica Performing Arts Center staff or board of directors.

Additionally, each school’s director(s) had the opportunity to honor two individuals of their choice with a DIRECTOR’S AWARD:

  • Sarah Pinneo and Kelsea Turner, Cascade High School
  • Ani Hartwich and Korbyn Smith, Cashmere High School
  • Isaiah De Los Santos and Sydney Ferari-Zimmerman, Eastmont High School
  • Sylvia Hwang and Casia Logan, Wenatchee High School

Rounding out the evening, Numerica Credit Union presented the first Numerica Theatre Scholarship, a $1000 scholarship for a high school senior who has been positively impacted by their involvement in theatre arts. Sarah Bersch from Wenatchee High School, was recognized as the 2019 scholarship recipient. She will be attending Central Washington University in the fall.

The mission of the Apple Awards is to recognize unique talents within our communities, promote the arts to a broader audience, increase the depth of appreciation to existing audiences, and encourage the continued development of exceptional performers.

The Numerica Performing Arts Center at the Stanley Civic Center is a non-profit organization and naming partner with Numerica Credit Union.

Hands On A Hardbody Tickets On Sale Now

June 4, 2019 – Wenatchee, WA: Tickets are on sale now to the Numerica Performing Arts Center’s 2019 Hot August Nights production of HANDS ON A HARDBODY. Producers Don Fox and Jaime Donegan will lead a local cast in 12 performances of this Tony-nominated Broadway musical sponsored by Dr. Tom and Vicki Michael. The show will run for three weeks: August 1-3, 7-10, 14-17 with Wednesday and Thursday performances at 7:00pm, Friday and Saturday performances at 8:00pm, and a matinee on August 10 at 2:00pm.

For ten Texans who are down on their luck, the chance for a new life is only fifty-some hours and a hardbody truck away. This musical comedy is based on the 1997 documentary “Hands on a Hard Body”, which tells the story of a small-town Texas endurance contest, where the contestant who keeps their hands on a truck the longest, gets to keep the truck. With tuneful country-rock melodies and soulful lyrics by the band Phish’s Amanda Green and Trey Anastasio, Hands on a Hardbody explores a diverse cross-section of a small-town Texas community, including a Jesus-loving Norma Valverde and injured and out-of-work J.D. to boastful former winner Benny and hopeful dreamer Kelli. Each character has their own vision for the realization of their American Dream – and they’ll keep their hands on it as long as they can.

Hot August Nights is known for its unique seating – and audiences can expect the same intimate experience for Hands On A Hardbody. Set entirely on the Numerica PAC stage in the round, ticket prices are $29-$43.

For information and tickets, visit www.numericapac.org, call 509-663-ARTS, or visit the Numerica PAC box office at the Stanley Civic Center on Wenatchee Avenue. Summer hours are 12pm – 5pm. Support for Hands On A Hardbody is provided by Avalon Music, North 40 Productions, Beckstead Electric, Dave & Sandy Gellatly, Nick McLean Real Estate Group, Gil & Kay Sparks, Vern Smith, Warm Springs Inn & Winery, Adele Wolford, and KOHO 101.

Hands on a Hardbody book by Doug Wright; Lyrics by Amanda Green; Music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green. Presented in special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

The Numerica Performing Arts Center at the Stanley Civic Center is a non-profit organization and naming partner with Numerica Credit Union.

NEW Twilight Theatre in the Courtyard

May 29, 2019 – Wenatchee, WA:  Full Circle Theatre Company and Numerica Performing Arts Center have partnered to present the first annual Twilight Theatre production, THE TEMPEST. The William Shakespeare play will be performed by a local cast in the Numerica PAC courtyard on July 11-13 & 18-20 starting at 7:30pm, directed by Pete Kappler. Tickets are on sale now.

Exiled on an enchanted island for 12 years, former Duke of Milan, Prospero, uses magic to conjure a storm and exact revenge on his enemies. While dispensing justice, the island becomes a wondrous playground for romance, trickery, and spectacle as worlds collide and families are reunited.

Full Circle Theatre Company announces the cast for The Tempest:

  • PROSPERO: Megan Kappler
  • MIRANDA: Emma Standerford
  • ARIEL: Karen Kunkel
  • FERDINAND: Jacob Scott
  • ALONSO: TJ Farrell
  • ANTONIO: Bettina Ryan
  • SEBASTIAN: Marie Scanlon
  • GONZALO: Marile Sexson-Kunkel
  • ADRIAN: Jessie Swider
  • STEPHANO: Matt Cadman
  • TRINCULO: Ernest Palmer
  • CALIBAN: Patrick Ryan

Tickets for this Twilight Theatre production are $20 for adults and $18 for seniors & students at 509-663-ARTS, www.numericapac.org, or the Numerica PAC Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center. Seating is general admission. This show is made possible by Dave & Linda Herald, Vern & Julie Smith, Avalon Music, Cynthia Brown, Jaime Donegan, Scott Isaacson, and Adele Wolford.

The Numerica Performing Arts Center at the Stanley Civic Center is a non-profit organization and naming partner with Numerica Credit Union.

 
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